Garras Owlets Preschool

Name Garras Owlets Preschool
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 23 March 2015
Address Garras Cp School, St. Keverne Road, Mawgan, HELSTON, Cornwall, TR12 6AY
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Cornwall
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding Staff have an excellent understanding of how children learn and develop. They know children very well and provide exceptional learning experiences. As a result, children make extremely good progress. Children form an extremely positive relationship with their key person. This successfully promotes their sense of belonging and self-worth. Home visits help staff to establish children’s starting points and effective assessments enable them to identify appropriate next steps for children’s learning. Children greatly enjoy exploring and investigating the natural world. They have collected frog and toad spawn, which they observe as it changes into tadpoles. Staff are excellent role models. Children follow their good example as they are kind, helpful and display very good manners. Excellent links with the school and other local early years providers help children move effortlessly between settings and in to school. Additionally, they help staff to meet children’s individual needs well and provide them with continuity in their learning. Staff promote children’s welfare, learning and development exceptionally well. They have a very secure understanding of the local safeguarding procedures and are confident to follow these if they have concerns about a child. The premises are very welcoming, stimulating and well organised. An extremely innovative range of resources such as a woodworking area, mud kitchen and willow den outdoors, offer exciting opportunities for exploratory play.